Decay or trauma may result in missing teeth. When this occurs it is important to see your dentist as soon as possible to assess the severity of the affected area as well as prevent further damage and complications.
Early treatment can prevent cracks from spreading and reduce the chance teeth of teeth breaking and being lost. If you are suffering from a missing tooth, it is important left over fragments are removed to prevent infection and further risk to your other teeth.
Missing teeth can cause teeth to move which may then lead to problems with your bite, tooth wear issues or jaw problems later in life.
Make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible if you’ve lost a tooth. Depending on the cause and severity; treatments may include implants, dentures or bridges.